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Pet Travel Spotlight: Singapore Pet Quarantine

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

It's usually one of the first questions we hear from future clients: "Will my pet need to go to quarantine?" Not every country requires that incoming pets fulfill a quarantine period, but for those who, do it's important to know that the facilities aren't the scary places many people imagine them to be.

Take Singapore, for example. We've helped several pets move to Singapore, and the photos and stories pet owners send us during and after their pets' stays reveal green grass, clean facilities,...

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Pet Travel Question: What are the Import Requirements for Singapore?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Chandrika
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: 1 dog, 1 cat
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever, Persian Cat
From: New Delhi, India
To: Singapore, Singapore

Is microchipping essential for the relocation of pets from India to Singapore? Do we need to prepare pet passports?

Thanks,

Chandrika

 

Hi Chandrika,

Here is an overview of the pet import requirements for Singapore. As for your question, yes, microchips are required for dogs and cats and you'll need a veterinary health certificate, among other things. Since...

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Pet Travel Question: Singapore Dog Travel

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Dora
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug
From: Sydney
To: Singapore

Hi There,

My husband, my kids and I are relocating to Singapore in the next couple of months and we are taking our beloved pug with us. I wanted to know what the procedure and the costs involved are. Do pets need to be in quarantine once in Singapore? If so, for how long?

Many thanks,

Dora

 

Hi Dora,

Thanks for the question -- we certainly understand that you'd like some advice for such a long-distance move. Here are the p...

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Pet Travel Question: Pet Shipping to Singapore

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Leah
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Border Collie Mix
From: Denver, USA
To: Singapore

How can I transport my dog from the US to Singapore in July?

Thanks,

Leah

 

Hi Leah,


The steps for moving your dog to Singapore from the United States are outlined here. You'll need to have your dog microchipped if not already, update the required vaccines (paying close attention to the rabies vaccine procedure in particular), and secure a vet health certificate within 10 days of departure. Since...

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Pet Move Customer Story: Gyro's Relocation to Singapore

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Sharon
Pet's Name: Gyro
From: NYC
To: Singapore

We moved our cat Gyro from New York City to Singapore. It was a pretty complicated process, but Lenneke was incredible about guiding us through each step.

She was extremely responsive, informative, and endlessly patient. We were traveling around the time that Gyro was being transported, and Lenneke arranged for boarding for a few days with Cristina. Cristina took incredible care of Gyro, got him to the airport on time, and sent us pictures of Gyro...

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Pet Travel Question: "Can we relocate our dog to Singapore after we move there?"

Monday, March 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: McCarthy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mixed
From: Hong Kong
To: Singapore

 

Hi There,

We are relocating in May, and for various reasons, we prefer that our dog relocate two to three months after we arrive in Singapore. Is it possible for him to join us later?

Best regards,
McCarthy

 

Greetings,

Yes, this is possible. We often move pets after a family has already moved, and in fact we often recommend it. If your pet can stay with a friend or at a trusted boarding facility for a few...

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Pet News Links: Pet-Friendly Trends Around The World

Friday, March 1, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

 

Happy Friday, pet lovers! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend (and check out the top pet news of the month).

Pampered pets in Singapore.

Austin does it well. Nashville, not so much. How cities can improve kill-rates and help stray animals find homes.

Something just plain cool: the future of airport architecture.

Pet-friendly workplaces (one of our favorite topics).

Top 10: Pet Travel Gear.

A Chicago hospital allows visiting hours for pets.

A news update for pets moving to Perth.

Like...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to the United States

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Stacie
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Cat
From: Singapore
To: USA

Hi,

Can you tell me what vaccinations/check ups are required prior to relocation from Singapore to the US and in what time frame? Is quarantine required once back in the US if all necessary vaccinations and checks are done prior to relocation?

Thanks,
Stacie
 

Hello Stacie,

Thanks for getting in touch with us! Please start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. The procedures are...

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Pet Travel to Singapore Customer Story: "Singapore Kitty"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Robbie
Pet's Name: Purrla
From: Clearwater, FL
To: Singapore
 

A year ago we found out that we might be moving to Singapore. I had been offered an opportunity with a teaching hospital, and although I was not seeking an overseas position at the time, it really looked like this was going to work out and be a great new adventure.

During the next few months a lot of decisions had to be made. Do we try to sell the house, what do we take and do we want to store some things? And the biggest question...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Older Dogs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Summer
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Poodle
From: Singapore
To: United States

My poodle is 16 years old. She is pretty healthy except she has asthma from time to time. Given her old age, is it okay to move to the U.S, where the climate is very different from her home country?

Thanks,

Summer

 

Hi Summer,

This is a great question. First, before planning a pet move we do recommend having an honest discussion with your vet, as he or she will be the best person to advise you about your dog's...

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Pet News Links: Holiday Pet Tips and World Pet Trends

Friday, December 14, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

Happy Friday, everyone! Before the weekend begins, stop to catch up with the latest pet travel news.

 

Giving gifts that aren't clutter: smart phone apps for pet owners.

Winter travel tips for dogs.

Obviously: pets do not make good Christmas gifts.

Be careful to help your pet avoid toxic treats at this time of year.

Singapore pet owners honor their pets in the newspaper.

Pinterest is a great place for pet lovers.

And so is Instagram!

 

 

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Pet Travel Question: International Pet Shipping Decisions

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Noelle
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
From: Singapore
To: Alabama

Hello,

We are moving from Singapore to Alabama next year. We are Irish and will possibly return to Ireland for two months before moving to Alabama. Obviously we want to take our pet with us, so we're just wondering if we should send her from Singapore directly or bring her home to Ireland and then on to Alabama. Does it make a difference regarding quarantine?

Thanks,

Noelle

 

Hi Noelle,

Thanks...

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Don't Rush It: Why It's Important to Allow at Least 30 Days to Plan a Pet Move

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Caitlin Moore

 

When it comes to planning important (and complicated) things like relocations, it can feel like time is speeding by. Before you know it it's moving day and you're trying to make sure that everything is taken care of, and at this point all you can do is hope you didn't forget anything too important.

If you're moving a pet with you and haven't taken the time to investigate all the import rules and regulations that may apply, it's all too easy to discover that you've overlooked something that...

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Pet Move Customer Testimonial: Chewie's Move to Singapore

Thursday, March 15, 2012 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Alicia
Pet's Name: Chewie
From: Los Angeles, CA
To: Singapore
 

My fiance was considering taking a job in Singapore with this company as a chance to give us world experience and the opportunity to travel. I told him I would go, if my dog Chewie could go as well.

Chewie is an eight pound Pomeranian Maltese and basically my child. PetRelocation.comwas suggested to us by my fiance's company, and Matt & Abbey were extremely knowledgeable in local laws and policies, proactive to make sure...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Abroad with Cats

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Kerry
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
To: Lima, Peru
Pets: Two Cats (Tiger and Trouble)

From what I understand this is going to require a lot of planning, so I wanted to start as early as possible. I have read conflicting information and would like to clarify exactly what is required of me to make this move with my cats. Will they be quarantined? As a teacher I am flexible and able to go to almost any country, so any suggestions of what country would be easiest and safest to travel to with my...
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Top Relocation Destinations: Moving Pets to Singapore

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

singapore skylineAccording to Cartus Corporation, a global relocation management service, the top destinations for companies transferring their employees have remained consistent over the last few years.

Many places, such as the United States, the UK and China, have experienced steady numbers of transferees, and a few others, such as Singapore, have seen dramatic increases in corporate relocations. Singapore is a bustling hub for business and industry populated by about 5 million people, thus it's no...Read More

Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to Singapore

Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kelly
Number of Pets: 5
Pet Type: 1 dog, 4 cats
Pet Breed: Dog - Labrador Retriever, cats - mixed breeds
From: Southern California
To: Singapore

I am extremely concerned about relocating my pets this distance and for the quarantine period. My dog is almost 12 (not young for a Lab) and one of the cats is very skittish.

What is the most efficient way to relocate the animals from Southern California and how will they be treated during the quarantine period? What additional services can your firm...Read More

Pet Travel Question: Moving Dogs to Singapore

Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Melanie
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Bulldog
From: Bangkok, Thailand
To: Singapore

Hi,
My dog was vaccinated as a puppy in 2005 and every year since then he has had booster shots.  What does this mean if I am planning to move to Singapore? What is required?

Thanks,
Melanie



Hi Melanie,

These are the pet import requirements for Singapore. You'll need updated vaccines as well as the Rabies FAVN test, and upon arrival there is a 30-day quarantine for pets coming from Thailand. You can find more...Read More

Moving Pets to Malaysia: Importing Pets to Sabah and Sarawak

Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Caitlin Moore

mapSabah and Sarawak are two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Brunei and Indonesia are also located on Borneo, and since these states have different import requirements from the rest of Malaysia, pet travel here can be a confusing issue to sort out.

PetRelocation.com recently moved some clients here, so we learned all about the do's and don'ts of importing pets to Sabah and Sarawak. Here is what we found.

First of all, be aware that Malaysia is not particularly pet-friendly, and...

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Pet Travel Question: Rabbits to Malaysia

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Chia
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Rabbits
From: Singapore
To: Malaysia

Please advise what I should do to bring two of my rabbits to Malaysia and then back to Singapore. Thanks :)


Hi Chia,

First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Malaysia as well as the guide to importing exotic pets. Specifically, The Department of Veterinary Services for Malaysia offers some helpful information that will shed some light on how to bring rabbits to Malaysia. As for Singapore, entry with...Read More